What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural and pleasant altered state of consciousness that brings about selective, focused attention, where you are deeply relaxed and alert at the same time.
We often experience this “trance-like” state in everyday living, for example, when you are daydreaming, watching a movie or so absorbed in book that you lose track of time. It can be said that you are in a hypnotic state
What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Clinical Hypnotherapy is the use of this altered state of consciousness to bring about the desired change a client wants in their lives. A branch of psychotherapy, termed 'brief therapy' which means unlike traditional psychotherapy, it takes much fewer sessions to achieve results.
Our minds work on two levels – the conscious and the unconscious. We make decisions, think and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind controls our habits. In this relaxed altered state known as Trance we can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. The Clinical Hypnotherapist utilises the power of positive suggestion to bring about subconscious change to our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Hypnosis is commonly used by sports people, public speakers and corporate management for motivation
Clinical hypnotherapy is a mutual agreement between the client and Hypnotherapist to work together to bring about lasting positive change and improvement in the quality of the client's life.
Our most deeply held beliefs about ourselves and what we believe we are capable of is stored within the subconscious mind. It is these deeply held patterns and beliefs that drive our decisions and shape our lives. It is these subconscious beliefs and patterns that we must change when we desire to make a lasting, positive change in our lives.
How Does it Work?
During hypnosis, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, natural state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestion. Hypnotic suggestions bypass the conscious mind and speak directly to the subconscious mind. When given a new suggestion that is within the bounds of a person's belief system and moral orientation, the subconscious mind accepts it literally as a new reality. The ability to re-program emotional attitudes and reactions is a latent talent within every human being. Hypnosis is the most functional and reasonable way to build new behaviours, create new patterns and find alternate ways of dealing with situations, thereby enforcing positive changed and restoring well-being of mind and body.
What Can I use Hypnosis for?
Clinical Hypnosis is used for medical, psychological and dental purposes. Hypnosis can be used for just about anything because the program can be tailored to your individual needs.
Stress, anxiety, panic or depression
Smoking, alcohol, drugs, gambling
nail biting, grinding teeth
Sleep difficulties or insomnia
Fears and phobias
Self-esteem and self-confidence
Obstetrics preparation and training
Changing unwanted behavioural patterns
Memory improvement & concentration
Expressing, releasing and managing emotions
Healing physical, mental or sexual abuse
Grieving and loss
Healing past traumas or hurts
Improving physical health
Pre / Post surgical and dental procedures
What am I to expect in my Hypnotherapy session?
Many people wonder what hypnosis is all about, including how they will feel during or after a hypnotherapy session.
Before you start, your therapist will ask questions on your goals and past history. This helps the hypnotherapist understand
your personality and needs to decide on the best method to use during your session.
Depending on the type of problem you’re addressing, your session can be a one-time visit or over a few sessions.
Typically, treatments are resolved in a significantly shorter time than through traditional methods, like self-help or counselling.
It can also be used in conjunction with another method and works best when all your care providers are working together
to help you reach your goal.
Your hypnotherapist will help you feel at ease during your session. The session includes guiding you into a trance, where your
mind and body can completely relax and let go of any tension. Clients report feeling calm, light, focused, sleepy, and pain-free.
You are not asleep during the session. You hear your hypnotherapist’s voice and remember what is being said. Some people feel
they are drowsy or can’t remember every word being said, but it’s important to understand that you will not be unconscious, asleep, or manipulated in any way. You are focused and aware of what’s going on.
You could also feel muscle ticks as your body starts to relax. You could feel emotional as you work through issues.
These are normal reactions, and the therapist will ensure that you are comfortable both emotionally and physically as much as possible.
Some people say that they felt nothing special during their session. This is also a normal response. Hypnosis is a natural state, such as when you’re engrossed in a television show that you don’t hear noises around you. You are not distracted by environmental noise, as you’re in a super-concentrated state.
After a session, most people feel a reduction or elimination of body pains. They have a renewed sense of direction or purpose. Most clients report feelings of happiness, calm, and relaxation. Reaching your goal is within your power, and this comes into greater clarity after your session.